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This experience spooked me badly, but I thought it was just an apparition born of fear and self-loathing and booze and loss of blood. But then everywhere I went I had the feeling that a little cat was following me, wanting me to reach down and pick it up, wanting me to open the door and let it in. But I knew what would happen: you let a cat in one time, give it a little milk and then it stays forever.Whether she's writing about airplane turbulence, bulimia, her "feta cheese thighs," or consulting God over how to parent her son, Lamott keeps her spirituality firmly planted in solid scenes and believable metaphors. As a result, this is a richly satisfying armchair-travel experience, highlighting the tender mercies of Lamott's life that nudged her into Christian faith. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is very dog-eared with much of it underlined or highlighted.
Lamott's response, I think, powerfully demonstrates that the church, and God's love, is big enough for all of us, even those of us who struggle along our path.
One can't help but come to love this child of God, and everyone in her life.
Beautiful book full of poignant moments, frankness, beauty & ugliness. Anne strips away the "holier than thou" Christian stereotype and lets us all realize that we can be Christian... Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Hayley Woodall
I think Anne Lamott and I should meet because our lives are so interestingly similar. Her books comfort me in ways as if my own mother were standing there saying "See? Read morePublished 11 days ago by Peggy Eck
My wife read the book and has promised faithfully not to read anymore of Lamott's work. My wife is a devout person and found some of the content undesirable reading. Read morePublished 13 days ago by glsuk
“Traveling Mercies” is one of several books on faith by novelist Anne Lamott. Like her other non-fiction books, including her fine reflection on the art of writing, “Bird by... Read morePublished 15 days ago by M. L. Asselin
This book makes you laugh and cry, often at the same time. The experience of this journey through Anne's delicate, humorous and loving wit is definitely a journey to be treasured.Published 25 days ago by B. Clark
As someone in a spiritual quandary right now, I often found myself scouring the bookshelves for authors about faith. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Audrey
To another reviewers "point" this book would be a bit shocking to those who follow a more traditional Christian doctrine. (Lucky for me….. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terrie Lynema
This was my second copy of the book. Gave my first copy to a friend. I love Anne Lamott's writings!Published 1 month ago by Linda Gale